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[Apr. 26th, 2006|03:44 pm]
Twin Peaks

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[the_lonely]
since the interest in my last post i thought i would give you the details of the twin peaks marathon in london, but - don't hate me - its completely sold out :(

i only joined this community a couple of hours ago and assumed it was mostly american!

so i guess i was very lucky to find out about this marathon - i can't find any details about it online, my friend forwarded me an email she got from her local dvd rental shop, which you can read under the cut!



Hello!

Its time for our Twin Peaks Marathon again! Please note that we are only able to sell 50 tickets for this event, and there is a great deal of interest this year due to word-of-mouth popularity from last year's marathon. Please read everything (I know its a lot!), but it explains everything, as there is a lot to explain!

Tickets can only be purchased in person, in cash at our shop in Shoreditch located at 15 Kingsland Road and open from 1-11pm every day, from Saturday 25 March onwards. Due to the very special nature of this event, and limited seating capacity, we are only able to sell 50 tickets to this event. Due to the word-of-mouth popularity of last year's event we would advise reserving your tickets sooner rather than later.

We hope to see you at Twin Peaks!

regards,

TODAY IS BORING



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2006 TWIN PEAKS MARATHON EXPERIENCE

It has been a year already. Last year was the first time we tried showing such a long series from start to finish, and we had a LOT of fun doing it. This year we hope to make a few improvements to our experiment. For starters, we are applying for funding from the CIA's specialist 'mind experiments' division. For those of you who are wondering what this is all about, read on ...

Twin Peaks
Twin Peaks is a town in the Pacific Northwest of the US, and the setting for a surreal TV series about a murder investigation which aired on US television in the early 90's. The series changed the face of American television, and was created in part by David Lynch, who is known for such films as Eraserhead, Wild at Heart, Lost Highway, and Mulholland Drive. Blending bizarre humour, quirky surrealism, disturbing horror and thrilling suspense, the series has become a cult hit, with an international legion of fans who use various discussion groups and forums to discuss and dissect the various theories and possible realities of Twin Peaks as well as participate in an annual Twin Peaks Festival in the actual town of Twin Peaks ( http://www.twinpeaksfestival.com/festival). Part soap opera mini-series, part doorway to another world, Twin Peaks captivates its viewers instantly, making them need to know and understand more.

The Event
The event itself will be 36 hours long. It will begin at 10am on Friday 5th May and continue through until approximately 8pm on Saturday 6th May. In order to keep things pleasant and ensure they stay social, there will be a short break after each episode, as well as various longer breaks for meals. Having done the marathon last year, we can personally say that it is all much more pleasant that we thought it would be, and has the feeling of a giant weird sleep-over with lots of Twin Peaks conversations taking place. Everyone will have access to free coffee, doughnuts and water. The event will be held in the Cabaret Room at Bistrotheque which is located on Wadeson Street, just off of Mare Street, and will include the ENTIRE season one AND two of the Twin Peaks TV series, which is not available hardly anywhere in the entire world! At the end of series two, we will also show the feature length film Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me.

Because of the endurance required by all for this event, we have chosen to make it more of an experience rather than just a 36-hour screen staring session. We want our guests to feel as if they are submerged in a surreal Lynchian environment. With this in mind we be creating surroundings which utilise decor, props, theme food (killer cherry pie and doughnuts) and drink, fancy dress, interactive games with prizes, live performances and theme characters lurking about in the dark corners. Guests of the Twin Peaks Marathon will be given a visitors guide handbook, created by TODAY IS BORING, that will include episode event breakdowns (for those who need to play catch up because they nodded off, or went home to sleep) and times, character bios, area map, clues and more. We assure you that this is truly the best way to see Twin Peaks, mostly because the head space you will be in perfectly compliments the atmosphere of the series.

Costumes
Having put a lot of effort into creating an atmosphere for this special event, we encourage and would appreciate your participation by observing the following dress and costume recommendations: Lumberjacks, Truck-stop diner girls, FBI agents, Sherifs and Deputies, Small town American townsfolk. Please also feel free to dress up as any of the central characters, if you are familiar with them, such as Agent Cooper, the Log Lady, girls with angora sweaters and pencil skirts, Bob, Nadine the one-eyed curtain obsessed strong woman, the one-armed man, etc. etc. etc.

Food
In addition to unlimited quantities of sucrose and caffeine, pizza will be made available late on Friday night. The restaurant upstairs will be open as usual, and their brunch menu will be available from 11.00am on Saturday morning (see their website for details: http://www.bistrotheque.com).

Recommendations and Additional Comforts
Due to the length of the event, we recommend that visitors to the Twin Peaks area bring the following items: Coffee Cup (mandatory, not joking!), Deodorant, Toothbrush, Pillow and Blanket, a camera of some sort. If you feel worried about being able to handle the whole stretch, please know that you are permitted to leave and come back again!

Tickets
Ticket prices will be £25.00 for TODAY IS BORING members and £30.00 for non-members. This ticket price includes a pizza dinner and snacks, and the restaurant upstairs will have food available during its regular hours of operation ( http://www.bistrotheque.com). Tickets can only be purchased in person, in cash at our shop in Shoreditch located at 15 Kingsland Road and open from 1-11pm every day, from Saturday 25 March onwards. Due to the very special nature of this event, and limited seating capacity, we are only able to sell 50 tickets to this event. Due to the word-of-mouth popularity of last year's event we would advise reserving your tickets sooner rather than later.

In Summary
50 tickets will sold on a first come, first serve basis, and may only be purchased in person, with cold hard cash at TODAY IS BORING. Ticket prices are £25 for members and £30 for non-members. Your ticket purchase gets you:

- Your own personal passport to Twin Peaks
- A Twin Peaks Visitor's Guide Book (will be available during the event)
- Unlimited cups of damn fine strong, black coffee
- Unlimited doughnuts
- One free pizza meal
- One slice of cherry pie that'll kill ya!
- Special guests!
- Special performances!
- Theme games and prizes!
- Best Twin Peaks costume contest!
- Miss Twin Peaks contest!
- Cherry stem knot tieing contest!

AND, of course... the screening of the entire 1st and 2nd series of Twin Peaks plus the feature film Fire Walk With Me! This is going to be FUN FUN FUN, and if you never seen the legendary Twin Peaks in its entirety before, we promise this will be the best way to "do Twin Peaks" imaginable! Any further questions please call 020 7684 1461


good news though is that they appear to do it every year?!
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[User Picture]From: fakediy
2006-04-26 03:32 pm (UTC)
Oh, if only I'd known...
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[User Picture]From: thegoyle
2006-04-26 03:37 pm (UTC)
What a shame! Thanks for posting anyway. Maybe next year...

Have an amazing time! I look forward to reading your LJ report - if you survive! BWAHAHAHA
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[User Picture]From: laikalexilu
2006-04-26 05:52 pm (UTC)
If only we'd all known! Damn, I'd have love to have gone.
I look forward to your report on the marathon.
And welcome to the community!
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[User Picture]From: andy_yayus
2006-05-09 07:34 am (UTC)
There may still be an annual Twin Peaks marathon in Edinburgh at The Forest cafe. I used to co-manage it and would hold an annual marathon to coincide with the Twin Peaks Festival, usually end of August. Don't think it will be as excitingly well-planned as this one though. I'm there next year though. at the moment i live in a place were an orange light means slow down, not speed up.
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